Bulletin: July 5, 2020

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Our Worship…

Praise Him, Praise Him
We Praise Thee, O God (standing)
Welcome Family News
Video: July 4th
God Bless America (v1)
Prayer for our Nation
I Will Call Upon the Lord
God Still Lives
Awesome God
I Gave My Life for Thee
Communion Thought and Prayers  Seek Ye First
A Beautiful Life (standing, dismiss children)
Video: More Coke
Message: WHY GIVE
Years I Spent in Vanity
Prayer of Blessing and Thanksgiving
I Have Decided to Follow Jesus

Church Family Update…

Children’s Worship… We are continuing children’s worship during the sermon today for children who enjoy a Biblical message geared to their age. Please know if you are uncomfortable in sending your children to that activity, we totally respect your decision. However, a number of parents have requested we offer our children’s worship again; plus, Delvona & Howard Rude are leading this important ministry.

Ladies Retreat… “Save the Date” October 2-4 Accommodations will be at Savenac Historic Tree Nursery in Montana. More information to come.

Adult Bible Class, children’s classes, teen classes, and So-In-Love Ladies Class… are now scheduled  to resume on September 13th…. Unless things get worse before they get better. Right now there are just too many with concerns to resume classes. Thanks.

The church office will be closed on July 6th in observance of Independence Day.

Prayers & Thanksgivings…

Dan & Teri Dupey: Please pray for safe travel for James, Tanya and family. They are driving back to Arizona this week. Prayers for Dan. He is still recovering from a knee injury.

Kurt Roush: Praise God, I start my new job soon.

Andy & Darcy Ponder: Thank you all for praying for Darcy’s sister, Dee. She is healing and will soon be engaged in physical therapy. Praise God.

Misty Stemmene: I just found out that I have diabetes. Please pray that the medication will help and that my new eating habits will as well. God bless you all.

Toby & Lisa Schindelbeck: We would love prayers for healing for Toby’s sleep and pain. We also ask for prayers for our President, his family and all of the people working together for the good of our country.

Glenn & Judie Sanborn: Thank you all my dear family at Dalton who came out to bless Mother for her 100th birthday. It was perfect!

Tiffiany and Sloan Walker: From Tiffinay, Please pray for me, I am starting a new job and feeling nervous about it. From Sloan, Please pray for the grandma’s in nursing homes to stay healthy.

Victoria & Mike Isenhart: Please pray for Bonnie Boulton and her son, Brian. He is in desperate need of a kidney. Prayers for Andy & Darcy Ponder for the process of selling their home. We appreciate Andy & Darcy for serving our Lord Jesus and serving our family. You are both cherished in Christ’s love.

Marsha Becker: May God bring us together to be our best Christian selves in these times of turmoil.

Jack & Tabby Cutler: Tabby’s Aunt Helen passed away June 27. We know where her soul has gone so for that we are at peace. However, for my cousins the world got a little darker when her light went out. Please pray for them, there are a lot of them. God will know who you are praying for, just call them “The Hopkins”.

Georgette Rude: Thanks be to God for the blessings of the workers and visitors in the garden of prayer.

Marci Nelson: Please pray for Maverick, Ruby, Samantha (their mom) and Stephanie (their grandma). Stephanie’s mother (Margie Lisenbee) passed away from cancer last Sunday. She was a major caregiver for Maverick and Ruby since their infancy.

Michael & Carmen Lewis: Praise God. Terry Beasley is home and doing well. No cancer. Treva Beasley is still waiting for test results. Pray for a good report. And pray for safety as our extended family travels.

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Sermon: June 28, 2020

Why Give?

Lesson 2:
“Because It Blesses Others”
by Michael Lewis

June 28, 2020

We are made to pour, not store. (Luke 12:13-20)

Luke 12:13
“Then someone called from the crowd, ‘Teacher, please tell my brother to divide our father’s estate with me.’“

Luke 12:15
“Then he said, ‘Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.’”

Luke 16:10-11
“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.  And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven?” 

It’s NOT bad to be rich; It’s bad to NOT be good at being rich.

2 Timothy 6:17-19

Why Give To Bless Others:

1. We help others meet authentic needs.

Acts 2:44-45
“All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need… praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”

1 John 3:17
“If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no  compassion, how can God’s love be in that person?”

2. We declare a different path to joy.

1 Timothy 6:17
“Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unrealiable.”

Proverbs 11:25
“The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.”

Hebrews 13:5
“Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.”

3. We make the good news more available.

Luke 8:1, 2
“After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; Joanna the wife of Cuza, the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means.”

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Prayer Requests: June 28, 2020

Prayer Requests
June 28, 2020

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  -Romans 15:13

Kurt Roush: Praise God, I start my new job soon.

Andy & Darcy Ponder: Thank you all for praying for Darcy’s sister, Dee. She is healing and will soon be engaged in physical therapy. Praise God.

Misty Stemmene: I just found out that I have diabetes. Please pray that the medication will help and that my new eating habits will as well. God bless you all.

Toby & Lisa Schindelbeck: We would love prayers for healing for Toby’s sleep and pain. We also ask for prayers for our President, his family and all of the people working together for the good of our country.

Glenn & Judie Sanborn: Thank you all my dear family at Dalton who came out to bless Mother for her 100th birthday. It was perfect!

Tiffinay & Sloan Walker: From Tiffinay, Please pray for me, I am starting a new job and feeling nervous about it. From Sloan, Please pray for the grandma’s in nursing homes to stay healthy.

Victoria & Mike Isenhart: Please pray for Bonnie Boulton and her son, Brian. He is in desperate need of a kidney. Prayers for Andy & Darcy Ponder for the process of selling and moving from Idaho. Thank you for serving our Lord Jesus and serving our family. You are both cherished in Christ’s love.

Marsha Becker: May God bring us together to be our best Christian selves in these times of turmoil.

Jack & Tabby Cutler: Tabby’s Aunt Helen passed away on Sat. June 27. We know where her soul has gone so for that we are at peace. However, for my cousins the world got a little darker, when her light went out. Please pray for them, there are a lot of them. God will know who you are praying for, just call them “The Hopkins”.

Georgette Rude: Thanks be to God for the blessings of the workers and visitors in the garden of prayer.

Marci Nelson: Please pray for MaverickRubySamantha (their mom) and Stephanie (their grandma). Stephanie’s mother (Margie Lisenbee) passed away from cancer last Sunday. She was a major caregiver for Maverick and Ruby since their infancy.

Michael & Carmen Lewis: Praise God. Terry Beasley is home and doing well. No cancer. Treva Beasley is still waiting for test results. Pray for a good report.

Dan & Teri Dupey: Please pray for safe travel for JamesTanya and family. They are driving back to Arizona this week. Prayers for Dan, he is still recovering from a knee injury.

Tom Chaney: His new address is 2302 Suzanne Road #104 Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

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Bulletin: June 28, 2020

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Our Worship…

The Steadfast Love of the Lord
L
ord,  I Give You My Heart
Welcome/Family News
Congregational Reading: Romans 5:6-8
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
A New Anointing
Glory to God Forever
Lord, Reign In Me
Listen to Our Hearts
Communion Thought and Prayers
How Great Thou Art (during cup)
I Stand In Awe (standing, dismiss children)
Video: “Little Things”
Message: “Why Give” Pt 2
Our God, He is Alive (standing)
Prayer of Blessing
Light the Fire

Church Family Update…

Children’s Worship: We will resume children’s worship during the sermon today for children who enjoy a Biblical message geared to their age. Please know if you are uncomfortable in sending your children to that activity, we totally respect your decision. However, a number of parents have requested we offer this ministry again; plus, Delvona & Howard Rude are ready to again lead this activity.

Ladies Retreat: “Save the Date” October 2-4 Accommodations will be at Savenac Historic Tree Nursery in Montana. There will be a special guest song leader. And many more surprises!  More information to come.

In observance of Independence Day
the church office will be closed Monday, July 6th

Prayers & Thanksgivings…

Mike & Cindy Wood: Thank you for supporting our Family Promise families with our in between Covid-19 (Bridge) model. They are enjoying the meals!

Michael & Carmen Lewis: Continue to pray for Terry Beasley and Treva Vogl both for a cancer free oncology report.

Scott & Karmen Rouse: Keep Andy & Darcy Ponder in your prayers as they wait for their house to sell.

AJ Stemmene: Please pray for a family friend, Faith Country. Daily prayer and power. I praise Him for blessings.

Katrina Swaim: I pray that God’s peace and healing will rest upon this nation, and that we will have humility to confront the wrongs of our past and present honestly. May Christ’s love lead us forward.

Misty Stemmene: I could use prayers for my leg pain. Hoping to find out what is going on soon. God Bless.

From the Garden: I recently got out of a domestic violence relationship. My son and I are staying at a shelter for battered women. I believe that it was God that came to my rescue.  Please pray for me and my son.

From the Garden: Thank you for this blessed garden. It is beautiful. Thank you, Michael.

From the Garden: Please pray for my mom and two sisters, Jazmine and Jessie, that they find Christ. Also, that God provides me a road to take with my career and to become stronger in faith. Thank you,  Alyssa.

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Prayer Requests: June 21, 2020

“I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. May my meditation be pleasing to Him, as I rejoice in the Lord.”  –Psalm 104:33-34

Special Note:
We will resume children’s worship during the sermon this Sunday for children who enjoy a Biblical message geared more to their age. Please know if you are uncomfortable in sending your children to that activity, we totally respect your decision. However, a number of parents have requested we offer this ministry again; plus, Delvona & Howard Rude are ready to again lead this activity. Please pray for God’s continued blessing upon our efforts to find a new normal that blesses this church family. See you Sunday.
M.

Mike & Cindy Wood: Thank you for supporting our Family Promise families with our in between Covid-19 (Bridge) model. They are enjoying the meals!

Michael & Carmen Lewis: Continue to pray for Terry Beasley and Treva Vogel that both will receive a cancer free oncology report.

Scott & Karmen Rouse: Keep the Andy & Darcy Ponder in your prayers as they wait for their house to sell.

AJ Stemmene: Please pray for a family friend, Faith Country. Daily prayer and power. I praise Him for blessings.

Katrina Swaim: I pray that God’s peace and healing will rest upon this nation, and that we will have humility to confront the wrongs of our past and present honestly. May Christ’s love lead us forward.

Misty Stemmene: I could use prayers for my leg pain. Hoping to find out what is going on, soon. God Bless.

Church Office: Tom Chaney has a new address: 2303 Suzanne Road #104 Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

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Sermon: June 21, 2020

Why Give?

Lesson 1:
“Because We Want to Bless God”
by Michael Lewis

June 21, 2020

Acts 20:35
“It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

Jesus taught one of the surest ways to find out what a person treasures is to watch what they do with their treasures.Jesus taught one of the surest ways to find out what a person treasures is to watch what they do with their treasures.

Matthew 6:21 and Luke 12:34
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

In the Bible, generosity is important because it reveals if God is really important to us.

How does generosity bless God?

1. By recognizing His ownership.

Deuteronomy 10:14
“Look, the highest heavens and the earth and everything in it all belong to the Lord your God.”

Psalms 24:1
“The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.”

Job 41:10-11
“…who then can stand up to me? Who has given me anything that I need to pay back? Everything under heaven is mine.”

  2. When we worship Him from our generosity.

Deuteronomy 14:22-23

God’s children are to live, not as entitled people, but to live as God’s entrusted people.

Where my stuff?…
A rich fool (Luke 12:16-21);
The corrupt manager (Luke 16:19-31);
The Talents (Matthew 25:14-30);
The Master and the Servant (Luke 17:7-10)
The Parable of the Ten Servants (Luke 19:11-27);
And, 14 others.

  3. We are generous because it affirms God’d character.

Malachi 3:10
“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!” (NLT)

2 Corinthians 9:6-7
“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (NIV)

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Bulletin: June 21, 2020

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Happy Father’s Day!

Our Worship

I Will Enter His Gates
I Will Follow
Open the Eyes of My Heart (standing)
Welcome/Family News
Prayer for Parents
Video: My Dad
Mighty to Save
Instruments of Your Peace
We Will Glorify
Lord’s Supper
Be Still, My Soul (during the cup)
Make Me A Servant (standing)
Video: “Giving to God”
Message: Why Give?
#1. “Because We Bless God”
Prayer of Thanksgiving & Commitment
There’s A Stirring (standing)

Church Family Update…

Family Promise… We will be “hosting” our Family Promise family with meals only. June 14-27. The sign-up whiteboard and directions on how to drop off meals is in the lobby or call Emily Moore for more information.

Baby Bottle Boomerang… This Sunday brings to a close the annual fund raiser for the Open Arms ministry that works to encourage women with unwanted pregnancy to carry the child to term so their can be an adoption. If you simply want to write check to Open Arms and drop in the offering box and we will see it gets to the correct place.

Betty Evans 100th Birthday… The drive by parade for Betty will be held Saturday, June 27th at 1:00. Meet at River City Middle School 1505 N Fir St. Post Falls. This is a block away from Living Springs where Betty lives. Call Judie Sanborn for more information.

A Coffee Ministry… Our updated lobby is designed to encourage fellowship before Bible Classes and/or Worship gatherings. We hope you can come a few minutes early to sit, relax, and chat with each other over a cup of coffee or tea. There are members who want to undertake our new coffee bar as one of their ministries, and as such, they will endeavor to provide a higher quality coffee, cups, lids, and eventually snacks. With the added value of these supplies, we ask our members to refrain from going through the cabinets and the refrigerator where supplies will be maintained. Please allow those operating the coffee bar to serve you. We will be doing our best to make our coffee bar self-supporting. There are a few families committed to financially helping with the coffee and tea supplies. In a few weeks there will also be a jar where we can donate to offset costs. Enjoy this new ministry.

Prayers & Thanksgivings…

Scott & Lynelle Dehlbom: A friend, Sheila Jenkins is going through cancer treatment and has had some complications with her healing. Pray for wisdom for the doctors and comfort for her and her husband. She is in Good Sam’s Life Care in the Silver Valley.

Glenn & Judie Sanborn: Please continue in prayers for Jim Lundy. He is healing, but in pain. Pray for mother, Betty Evans. She is up and down.

Paul & Katrina Swaim: Praise God! Amber & Daniel have both been blessed with jobs! Thank you to all of you who have been in prayer for the needs of their family. God is good.

John & Beth Cope: Please pray for our daughter, Caitlyn for faith in our Lord and for her health.

Emily Moore: Prayers for pain management.

Claudia Moberg: Please pray for Cynthia Ferguson and family. They lost her younger brother, Clinton.

David & Angela Gutierrez: Please keep all of our members in prayer to be healthy! Love the entrance—looks great!

Andy & Darcy Ponder: Pray for us as we endeavor to sell our house, pray for guidance as we approach some major life changing decisions. Urgent Prayer for Darcy’s sister, Dee Clark. She has had multiple surgeries on her foot. If recent skin grafts don’t take she may be faced with amputation.

Michael & Victoria Isenhart: Prayers for our beloved brother, Larry Grow for a complete healing of cancer.

Michael & Carmen Lewis: Praise God! Terry Beasley, Carmen’s nephew is responding to antibiotics. He goes to the oncologist this week. Pray for a good report. Continue to pray for Treva Vogl, Carmen’s sister. She goes to the oncologist for a cat scan of her liver. Pray for a good report and a simple solution.

Scott & Karmen Rouse: Remember the family of John O’Neal after his passing. Beverly & family need our prayers.

AJ Stemmene: Big thanks to all who reached out and still are  helping the shut-ins with their needs. God bless! Pray for all those struggling with the demons within and life. A big thanks for all those who made the coffee bar a reality and the nice barista!

Les & Nancy Biby: Please continue to pray for Wanda Wilson. Her kidney function is still low.

Daniel & Amber Lufiyele: We are so thankful both Daniel and Amber were blessed with jobs.

Keith & Carole Fredrikson: Please pray we make the right decision on a difficult choice we have to make.

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Activity Calendar: July 2020

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Prayer Requests: June 14, 2020

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”  –Romans 12:12

Glenn & Judie Sanborn: Please continue in prayer for Jim Lundy. He is healing, but in pain. Pray for mother, Betty Evans. She is up and down.

Paul & Katrina Swaim: Praise God! Amber & Daniel have both been blessed with jobs! Thank you to all of you who have been in prayer for the needs of their family. God is good all the time.

John & Beth Cope: Please pray for our daughter, Caitlyn for faith in our Lord and for her health.

Emily Moore: Prayers for pain management.

Claudia Moberg: Please pray for Cynthia Ferguson and family. They lost her younger brother, Clinton.

David & Angela Gutierrez: Please keep all of our members in prayer to be healthy! Love the entrance—looks great!

Andy & Darcy Ponder: Pray for us as we endeavor to sell our house, pray for guidance as we approach some major life changing decisions. Urgent Prayer for Darcy’s sister, Dee Clark. She has had multiple surgeries on her foot. If recent skin grafts do not take, she may be faced with amputation.

Michael & Victoria Isenhart: Prayers for our beloved brother, Larry Grow for a complete healing of cancer.

Michael & Carmen Lewis: Praise God! Terry BeasleyCarmen’s nephew is responding to antibiotics. He goes to the oncologist this week. Pray for a good report. Continue to pray for Treva VoglCarmen’s sister. She goes to the oncologist for a cat scan of her liver. Pray for a good report and a simple solution.

Scott & Karmen Rouse: Remember the family of John O’Neal after his passing. Beverly & family need our prayers.

AJ Stemmene: Big thanks to all who reached out and still are helping the shut-ins and their needs. God bless! Pray for all those struggling with the demons within and in life. A big thanks for all those who made the coffee bar a reality and the nice barista!

Les & Nancy Biby: Please continue to pray for Wanda Wilson. Her kidney function is still low.

Daniel & Amber Lufiyele: We are so thankful both Daniel and Amber were blessed with jobs.

Keith & Carole Fredrikson: Please pray we make the right decision on a difficult choice we have to make.

Betty Rude: Prayers for me please as I travel to Tulsa to visit family.

From the Garden: I need prayers for a financial blessing, for my unemployment benefits. The system is overloaded and I have not received a payment yet. Please pray for others in this same situation. Thank you for the prayers. Rob

Kent & Georgette Rude: Thanks to those who have worked so hard in our church, praise God for them!

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Sermon: June 14, 2020

Living in God’s Light in World of Grey: Thoughts on 1 John

Part 7:
“What We Can Know”
by Michael Lewis

June 14, 2020

Admitting we don’t know everything about God is not the same as saying we can’t know anything about God.

1 John 5:13-21

What We Can Know:

  1. We know our salvation is settled.

“I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.”  -1 John 5:20

  2. We know our prayers are answered.

1 John 5:14, 15: “And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.” (NTL)

1 John 5:16: “If you see a Christian brother or sister sinning in a way that does not lead to death, you should pray, and God will give that person life. But there is a sin that leads to death, and I am not saying you should pray for those who commit it.” (NTL)

We can know God will answer our prayers because to pray in Jesus’ name is to pray for what Jesus would pray.

  3. We know evil’s power is limited.

1 John 5:18, 19: “We know that God’s children do not make a practice of sinning, for God’s Son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot touch them. We know that we are children of God and that the world around us is under the control of the evil one. And we know that the Son of God has come…” (NTL)

  4. We can know the only true God.

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